Mike Bagshaw, Sales Director & Chief Customer Officer
Mike is a highly experience food ingredients specialist who has held a number of senior positions in the food industry in a career spanning almost 20 years.. He is the founder of ITS (International Taste Solutions Ltd) which is recognised as one of the fastest growing taste and texture companies in the world. Along with other successful investments in the food industry Mike is also the Chairman of the British Society of Baking which focuses on bringing the bakery industry together and helping students to realise careers in the industry. Mike has numerous food & business qualifications along with being an advocate of the University of Life. He believes that you never ever stop learning in the fast paced ever changing world we live in, so enjoy the ride!. Mike is married with 3 children and his hobbies include rugby, boxing and brewing beer as a craft brewer. Cheers!!
, Industry Partner Director & Interim CFO.
Also Director of European Food Consultants Ltd. Brian has over 30 years of industrial and instore bakery experience including international consultancy work. He has a diverse industrial and retail knowledge with experience in general management technical, product and process development. With considerable knowledge of environmental issues and business turnaround. As the environmental director at one of the major bakery groups he recognised the potential and business opportunity if a trading platform was available for the wider food industry. Brian has represented the baking industry on organic standards at the Soil Association and previously a representative at the Federation of Bakers and sat on the CCFRA bread and cereal technical advisory panel. He was also one of the lead contributors to a DEFRA Link funded 5 year research project. Experienced at working at MD and board level in major food companies. He has a passion for food and reducing waste. Main interest are golf and travel, mentoring senior management and business acquisitions. Although semi retired he has no plans to sit around and also way searching for business opportunities.